The Cajun chicken wasn’t the only thing that was a little bit spicy at Le Bilboquet on Saturday night.
Claudine De Niro caused a scene at the fancy Hamptons restaurant, we’re told, by confronting a woman who she accused of taking her boyfriend Cuba Gooding Jr.’s phone number.
Sources say that the unnamed woman chatted with the Oscar winner around 11 p.m. at the Sag Harbor eatery, and he gave her his details before she said her goodbyes.
And we’re told that De Niro — who is the ex-wife of Robert De Niro’s son Raphael — later stormed over to where the woman was sitting on a sofa in a hallway and demanded, “Why did you take his number? Don’t you know he’s my boyfriend?”
We’re told that the woman stayed seated next to a pal and barely responded, while De Niro stood over her and continued to berate her for some time.
Sources say that a pal of the woman was sufficiently concerned to move the restaurant’s management to ask Claudine to leave — which, we’re told, De Niro assured the pal that they would not. She was correct, and De Niro eventually walked away by herself and headed into the bathroom.
But a source close to De Niro told us she wasn’t being a jealous girlfriend — it was all about business.
The insider said that both De Niro and her foe are real estate agents and that De Niro was mad that the woman had wanted Gooding’s business — not good lovin’.
“It’s disrespectful, if you know someone is a broker, to go to their [boyfriend] and offer them help with real estate,” they said.
The source also insisted that De Niro wasn’t yelling — though the original source told us she was loud enough to “make a scene.”
It’s not, of course, the first time Gooding’s got mixed up in some trouble with women.
The “Jerry McGuire” star has been charged with six counts of misdemeanor forcible touching and six counts of third-degree sexual abuse stemming from three alleged incidents. He has pleaded not guilty.
It’s also not the first time the pair have made a spectacle at a fancy spot.
Page Six reported in June 2019 that Gooding was spotted at the sceney Bowery Hotel loudly complaining about one of his accusers.
Le Bilboquet didn’t comment.
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